Are you staring at your plan book asking yourself, "Where do I even start with 5th Grade Math?" Whether you're new to teaching 5th Grade, or you've been part of the club for a while, it's really helpful to start your year off with a game plan. Have a Scope and Sequence/Curriculum Map Your school or district should ... Read More about Where Do I Start with 5th Grade Math?
"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." One of my principals said this to us at a faculty meeting, and it really stuck in my head. When you start the school year, you really should have a 5th Grade Math Curriculum Map in place. It's hard to plan and allow your instructional content to flow if you don't know what ... Read More about 5th Grade Math Curriculum Map
Do you struggle with teaching the various strategies for adding and subtracting decimals? Using visual models in addition to just teaching the standard algorithm can be a bit tricky, but I'm going to show you a few quick tips to make this easier. Check out my tutorial videos that will take you step-by-step ... Read More about Adding and Subtracting Decimals with Visual Models
Are you having trouble understanding and teaching the different strategies for multiplying decimals? One of the most common lines I hear from parents is, "I just don't get this "new math" or "what happened to the math I learned as a kid?" Whether you're a teacher who's having trouble with this, or you're a ... Read More about Multiplying Decimals with Visual Models
When it comes to teaching Geometry, it seems like it would be easy to just teach the vocabulary and characteristics of quadrilaterals. The quadrilateral hierarchy, however, is a bit more complex for students. I've found that adding a creative project for this skill has allowed my students to better demonstrate their ... Read More about Quadrilateral Design Project
Are you planning to teach your students adding and subtracting decimals with visual models in addition to the standard algorithm? Do you have the added challenge of having to do this remotely for distance learning? My digital version of adding and subtracting decimals using visual models will help you. It allows ... Read More about Adding and Subtracting Decimals with Visual Models – Digital